Making Power Figures with Artist Vanessa German at the FIA - Flint
Time & Location
About The Event
Saturday January 26, 2019
Cost - Members FREE, Non Members $5
MOE - Randa
Event Type - Workshop
What to Expect -
This workshop will take place in Studio 4 of the Flint Institute of Arts art school located inside the main building.
In conjunction with her FIA exhibition artist Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound, works one-on-one with visitors to help them create their own power figure to take home. All supplies provided but participants are encouraged to bring small trinkets, meaningful to them, to include in their figures. This workshop is appropriate for all ages.
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Vanessa German is the founder of Love Front Porch and ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of her Homewood neighborhood. German’s work, which she terms “power figures,” is rooted in spirituality and ritual, most notably the central African tradition of nkisi nkondi or minkisi figures, characterized by protrusions of nails, signifying awakening and healing. Drawing on her experience living in Homewood, the historic African American neighborhood of Pittsburgh, German sees herself as a citizen artist and activist, who creates her work in response to the ricochet of systemic, institutionalized racism, violence, and brutality facing her community.
Non Member ticket fees to benefit the LOIW scholarship fund
- Making Power Figures - Member$0$00$0
- Making Power Figures - Non Mem$5$50$0